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Higginsville in Lafayette County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Lafayette County's First Railroad

 
 
Lafayette County's First Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael E Sanchez, Jr., September 27, 2019
1. Lafayette County's First Railroad Marker
As viewed looking north.
Inscription.  In March 1872 Harvey Higgins deeded this two block strip of land to the Lexington and St. Louis Railroad stipulating that a depot be built here. The railroad was the first in the county and its depot was the nucleus of Higginsville. In 1880 the railroad became the Missouri Pacific. It spurred the growth of this area and all of Lafayette County. The railroad tracks and the depot were razed in the 1980's. A quitclaim deed was granted to the Society in 1991 so that the site could be marked as historic.
 
Erected by Lafayette County Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 4.789′ N, 93° 42.934′ W. Marker is in Higginsville, Missouri, in Lafayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Shelby and East 15th Street on Shelby. The marker is 53'south of East 15th Street on the east side of Shelby. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 Shelby, Higginsville MO 64037, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Soldiers' Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away); Their Waning Years (approx. 1.3 miles away); Confederate Memorial Park
Lafayette County's First Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael E Sanchez, Jr., September 27, 2019
2. Lafayette County's First Railroad Marker
As viewed looking south.
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Cottage Row [and] The Confederate Home Chapel (approx. 1 miles away); The Confederate Home of Missouri (approx. 1 miles away); Confederate Home Chapel Restoration (approx. 1 miles away); Confederate Memorial State Historic Site (approx. 1 miles away); Confederate States of America - Battle Flags (approx. 1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Higginsville.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2019, by Michael E Sanchez, Jr. of Kansas City, Missouri. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 29, 2019, by Michael E Sanchez, Jr. of Kansas City, Missouri. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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